Rev. David Appold studies Genesis 25:25-34 regarding God’s gracious election as seen in Jacob’s story, the significance of the birth order and names of the brothers, the significance of Jacob getting Esau to give up his birthright, and what Jacob’s inheritance has to do with Christ and the Christian Church.
Rev. Jeremiah Johnson studies Genesis 25:1-18 regarding Abraham’s marriage to Keturah, the inheritance of Isaac, the difference between concubines and wives, the death of Abraham, the blessing of Isaac, and the generations of Ishmael.
Rev. Adam Koontz studies Genesis 24:15-51 regarding how a man chooses a wife, why this story seems unattainably quaint, the urgency of God’s promises, forming families that last, and how this is this only successfully monogamous marriage among the patriarchs.
Rev. Luke Zimmerman studies Genesis 24:1-15 regarding Abraham’s desire for Isaac to be married, the importance of the servant’s role in this process, the solemn agreement between the servant and Abraham, and the role of marriage and family in the covenant between God and Abraham.
Rev. Gaven Mize studies Genesis 22:14-24 regarding the promise of children in these verses, how this text is christological, and the picture of what is to come as framed by these verses.
Rev. Andrew Preus studies Genesis 21:12-21 regarding when confessing God’s promises looks evil to human eyes, learning humility before receing God’s grace, Ishmael’s prayer of deliverance, and the passivity of faith.
Rev. James Preus studies Genesis 21:1-13 regarding the wonder of children, what Isaac’s birth foreshadows, the Abraham and Sarah’s faith in God’s promises, and what Hagar’s place in this story represents.
Rev. Harrison Goodman studies Genesis 19:23-38 regarding how we like to fixate on sins, how sin is infectious, how fear is the unbelief of promise, why the world sees Sodom as a joke, and the lineage Christ chooses in order to save sinners.
Rev. David Appold studies Genesis 18:1-15 regarding God’s promise to Abraham, who is visiting Abraham, the significance of the Lord eating with Abraham, why Sarah gets singled out, and why Sarah’s laughter gets memorialized in Isaac’s name.
Rev. Sean Daenzer studies Genesis 17:15-27 regarding how Sarah is also blessed through Abraham, whether Abraham’s laughter is joy or doubt (or both), the everlasting covenant for Isaac’s offspring, and Ishmael’s greatness but not the covenant.